1.occur 替换 think of Suddenly I had an idea that someone had broken into my house. An idea occurred to me that someone had broken into my house. It occurred to me that someone had broken into
my house. 2.devote 替换 spend He spends all his spare time in reading. He devotes all his spare time to reading. 3.seek 替换 want / look for They sought (wanted) to hide themselves behind the trees. 4.average 替换 ordinary I’m an average (ordinary) student. 5.but 替换 very The film we saw last night was very interesting. The film we saw last night was nothing but interesting. The film we saw last night was anything but boring. 6.seat 替换 sit On his way to school, he found an old lady seated (sitting) by the road, looking worried. 7.suppose 替换 should He is supposed to (should) have driven more slowly. 8.appreciate 替换 thank Thank you very much for your help. We appreciate your help very much. / Your help is much appreciated. 9.the case 替换 true
I don’t think it is the case(true). 10.on 替换 as soon as As soon as he arrived, he began his research. On his arrival, he began his research. 11.due to 替换 because of He arrived late due to (because of) the storm. 12.cover 替换 walk/read After covering (walking) 10 miles, we all felt tired. 13.contribute to 替换 be helpful/useful Plenty of memory work is undoubtedly helpful to English study. Plenty of memory work will undoubtedly contribute to English study. 14.round the corner 替换 coming soon/ nearby ① The summer vacation is round the corner ( coming). Do you have any plans? ② Li Ming studies in a school round the corner (nearby). 15.come to light 替换 discover The family were so pleased when they discovered the lost jewels. → The family were so pleased when the lost jewels came to light. 16.have a ball 替换 have a good time/ enjoy oneself After visiting the workshop, we went back to school. Every one of us had a ball (hada good time). 17.come up with 替换 think of Jack is very clever. He often comes up with (thinks of) new ideas.
18.set aside 替换 save Some students think that they should set aside some of their pocket money for books. 19.be of + n. 替换 adj. The products are of high quality (very good) and are sold everywhere in China. 20.refer to 替换 talk about/of, mention The professor you referred to (talked about) is very famous. 21.cannot but / cannot help but 替换 have to do I could not but (had to) go home. 22.more often than not 替换 usually More often than not (Usually), the meaning of many words can be easily guessed. 23.lest 替换 so that /in order that I wrote down his telephone number so that I would not forget it. I wrote down his telephone number lest I (should) forget it. 24.be long for sth. / be long to do sth. 替换 want to do sth./wish for I want to see you very much. I am long to see you. 25.be caught up in/be crazy about/be absorbed in/be addicted to 替换 be interested in He is caught up in (very interested in) collecting stamps. 26.more than 替换 very ① I’m very glad to learn that you are coming in September. I’m more than glad to learn that you are coming in September. ② If there is anything I can do for you, I would be more than glad to help. 27.perfect (ly) 替换 good/ very well
He speaks perfect (good) English./ He speaks English perfectly (very well). 28.do sb a/the favor 替换 help Would you please do me the favor (help me ) to turn down the radio? 29.the other day 替换 a few days ago The other day my brother and I went to the cinema by bicycle. 30.in the course of 替换 during In the course of (During) the mountain-climbing, please help each other and pay special attention to your safety. 31.the majority of 替换 most The majority of (Most of) the interviewees prefer watching TV at home to going to the cinema. 32.consist of 替换 be made up of Our class consists of (is made up of) 50 students. 33.be worn out 替换 be tired / broken ①After five hours’ non-stop work, we were all worn out (tired). ②My shoes are worn out (broken). Please buy me a new pair. 34.become of 替换 happen What do you think has become of ( happened to ) him ? 35.attend to 替换 look after 36.on condition that 替换 as long as 37.nevertheless 替换 however 38.express one’s satisfaction with 替换 be satisfied with
39.spare no efforts to do 替换 try one’s best to do 40.many a 替换 many 41.be rushed off one’s feet 替换 be busy in doing 42.a handful of 替换 a little / some 43.meanwhile 替换 at the same time 44.get to one’s feet 替换 stand up 45.beneath 替换 under 46.occasionally 替换 sometimes /once in while 47.for instance 替换 for example 48.seldom 替换 not often 49.wealthy 替换 rich 50.amazing 替换 surprising 51.as a matter of fact 替换 in fact
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